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How to fix importing the project failed: Project namespace path can contain only letters, digits, etc

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GitLab is the first single application for software development, security, and operations that enables Concurrent DevOps. GitLab makes the software lifecycle faster and radically improves the speed of business. I would love to highlight what Bitbucket is as well. Bitbucket is more than just Git code management. Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test, and deploy. You may be prompted with the following error when working with Git. To be more specific when migrating from a Bitbucket Server (Slash) to a GitLab. Below is the error.

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Importing the project failed: Project namespace path can contain only letters, digits, '_', '-' and '.'. Cannot start with '-', end in '.git' or end in '.atom', Path can contain only letters, digits, '_', '-' and '.'. Cannot start with '-', end in '.git' or end in '.atom

As you can see from the error, this issue is self-explanatory. The Repository I was migrating to GitLab has a space in the name.

Solution

I took the space of the repository in BitBucket Server (slash) and thereafter I was able to migrate it to GitLab. It is paramount to take a look at the error. This will help in finding the resolution very quickly.

Below are some possible solutions to this kind of error that might help you.

  • The project name specified in the project_path is not valid
  • The name has already been taken and Path has already been taken (A project with that name already exists).

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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